London: Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield to speak at Hurtado Centre


Wiki image: National Assembly for Wales - Flickr

Wiki image: National Assembly for Wales - Flickr

The neuroscientist, author and broadcaster, Baroness Susan Greenfield is coming to the Hurtado Jesuit Centre in Wapping next Tuesday, 6 February, to for an evening's talk and discussion based on her frontier work on the brain. In the context of the seminars 'A Post Truth Word-Are We Losing Our Minds?', Baroness Greenfield will present the topic:'The 21st Century Mind: Blowing It, Expanding It, Losing It'.

Br Stephen Power met Susan post-school in 1970 before she became famous for her work. "We have met occasionally since. For religious minded people, there is an interesting YouTube video of a discussion between her and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on 'Faith & Science'. People still go off trekking to far flung corners of the world but you might say that the ultimate frontiers in our world lie within, including within our brains yet we know so little about them. Come and learn a bit more! Jesuits and friends most welcome!"

A small synthesis of Baroness Susan Greenfield's presentation: "Since the 21st Century is delivering new technologies that are transforming our environment in unprecedented ways, it follows that the human brain, and thus our minds, could also be undergoing unprecedented changes: Blowing It . Meanwhile, consciousness is the ultimate miracle - and enigma. Subsecond imaging is enabling us, for the first time, to characterize a previously under-appreciated fundamental brain mechanism: Expanding It. One of the biggest problems of our time, is Alzheimer's Disease. Our research suggests that this devastating condition is an inappropriate recapitulation of a developmental mechanism: Losing It".

Susan Greenfield is based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities. In 2000 she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Further international recognition of her work has included the 'Golden Plate Award' (2003) from the Academy of Achievement, Washington, the L'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (2003), from the French Government, and the 2010 Australian Medical Research Society Medal. She has held a Visiting Professorship at the Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia and is currently President of a biotech company (www.neuro-bio.com) that she founded in 2013.

Where: Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, E1W 2QT
When: Tuesday 6th February, doors open at 7pm, talks 7.30 - 9pm
Suggested donation: £10

To book your place email: welcome@hurtadocentre.org.uk

Read more about Susan Greenfield here: www.susangreenfield.com



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